Restoration Ecologist with AloTerra Restoration Services, LLC
After 17 years of experience in the field of Ecological Restoration and Natural Resources (City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting), John founded AloTerra Restoration Services, LLC as a means to expand his commitment to the field of Ecological Restoration.
Having begun his restoration career as a volunteer planting shrubs and trees along the Green River in Washington State, he completed his MS degree in Restoration Ecology from Colorado State University in 2000 and has helped to plan and implement over 160 restoration-related projects ranging from riparian and wetland restoration to road closure and obliteration, post-fire restoration, and alpine restoration.
John serves on the Planning Committee for the High Altitude Revegetation Organization, the Board of the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, and has served on several other NR committees and boards throughout Colorado, including the Colorado Native Plant Society and others. Responding to some of Northern Colorado’s most severe natural disasters, John co-founded the High Park Restoration Coalition and the Big Thompson River Restoration Coalition.